Inspiring Summers Registration Now Open!

South San Francisco

The South San Francisco community collaborates with families and community to develop and support responsible, productive, and educated students and citizenry. Collaboration efforts include utilizing innovative and professionally-led locally-targeted solutions to secure the wellness and stability of students.

Inspiring Summers Registration


South San Francisco Unified


Los Cerritos Elementary School
Spruce Elementary School


June 12 – July 12


Rising K — Rising 3

Program Manager

Jonathan Covacha
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Vacation Days

June 19 & July 4-5

Los Cerritos Elementary School Register Here

In English | En Español

Spruce Elementary School Register Here

In English | En Español

Partnering with Big Lift, we’ve been able to engage with members of our community who need and value the extra support.

Shawnterra Moore Thomas, Superintendent, South San Francisco Unified School District

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Success Story

Big Lift Staff are Inspired Educators!

The Big Lift Inspiring Summers Teacher Brianna attends Skyline Community College, is studying elementary education, and the SVCF Marie A. Calderilla Foundation scholarship recipient! As Brianna so beautifully remarked, “Receiving this scholarship reassured me that teaching is what I’m meant to do, and that all the work I’ve done and opportunities I’ve had will all help me become an outstanding, educated leader.”

Community Demographics

The Big Lift Partners

Community Partners

Community Impact Report

This 2019 South San Francisco Inspiring Summers report presents the inspiring outcomes of this holistic learning experience blending academics with enrichment, social-emotional skill development, and community engagement.

Download the report

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The Big Lift- Back to Home


The Big Lift initiative is led by San Mateo County, San Mateo County Office of Education, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation with the aim to have 80% of the county’s third graders reading proficiently by the end of third grade.


San Mateo County, CA